2018 Latin America Conference

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

United by our shared commitment of transforming cardiovascular care, we invite you to join us for an innovative educational experience that will strengthen your everyday practice. The 2018 ACC Latin America Conference provides an engaging forum to critically examine evidence-based strategies as well as contemporary best practices and clinical decision-making in order to reach our common objective of improving heart health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Strive to be your best – join us in our vision of a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Attend this conference and you will:

Challenge the norm: Discuss, share and critique the latest in cardiovascular prevention and care with GLOBAL EXPERTS in an intimate and interactive setting.

Lead the way: LOCAL LEARNING designed to empower you to transform your community through educational topics such as the recently released hypertension guidelines and top clinical trials to change your practice as well as the latest in acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, valvular disease, arrhythmia and prevention.

Power your mind: Find PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS for everyday problems by using real-world approaches to guideline-driven care. Participant driven sessions will challenge your knowledge in areas such as ECG and imaging interpretation.

Ignite conversation: The conference provides a platform for CREATING CONNECTIONS and networking with faculty and colleagues offering shared discussion and bi-directional learning.

PLUS: The benefit of becoming an ACC International Associate member or, if already an ACC member, access to one of ACC's premier educational products.

STATEMENT OF NEED

Advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have yielded remarkably positive results, with a steady decline in CVD mortality across the globe. However, despite this remarkable progress, CVD remains the leading cause of death throughout the world and its prevalence remains high, making it a global public health priority and an intensive focus of research. Such research has led to new evidence that continues to accrue about the underlying pathophysiology as well as strategies to enhance CVD prevention, evaluation and treatment. As care of the patient with CVD becomes more complex, it is imperative that cardiovascular professionals have an opportunity for a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices and exposure to state-of-the-art updates, innovative techniques and translational research on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.

CONFERENCE OVERALL GOAL

By increasing their expert knowledge, participants should be able to identify guideline-driven, contemporary approaches to cardiovascular patient care.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This conference is intended for practicing physicians in cardiology, internal medicine and family practice as well as cardiology Fellows in Training.

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To Register On Line for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

Regular Conference Registration Rates
The registration rates include educational sessions, access to conference material, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunch.

Register me as: Designation Before Aug. 1st
After Aug. 1st/On Site
Member
MD, DO PhD $100 USD $150 USD
Non members
MD, DO, PhD $150 USD $200 USD
Nurses, FITs, Residents, Students PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, Emeritus, Resident, Student $50 USD $75 USD

*Proof of licensure required for PA, Tech, RN, CNS and NP (non-CCA members); letter from training director needed for Fellow in Training. International registrants are urged to FAX application to the ACC.

Cancellations
Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

Conference Chairs

Hector Michelena, MD, FACC

Hector Michelena, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Director, Intra-operative Echocardiography
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA

José Manuel Sosa Rosado, MD, FACC

José Manuel Sosa Rosado, MD, FACC
Clinical Cardiology
Chapter Governor
Past President, Peruvian Society of Cardiology
Lima, Peru

Special Guest

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

Planning Committee

Roberto Concepcion, MD, FACC

Roberto Concepcion, MD, FACC
ACC Chilean Chapter Governor
Chief of Cardiology Service
Dipreca Hospital
Santiago, Chile

David de Padua Brasil, MD, MSc, FIACS, FICA, FACC

David de Padua Brasil, MD, MSc, FACC
Lead Officer of International Affairs, Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) - Biennia 2016-2017 and 2018-2019
FELUMA/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais School of Medicine
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
UFLA / Universidade Federal de Lavras School of Medicine
Lavras, Brazil

Armando García Castillo, MD, FACC

Armando García Castillo, MD, FACC
Interventional Cardiology
Director Cardiolink Clin Trials SC
Governor ACC Chapter México 2017-2020
Monterrey, Mexico

Athena Poppas, MD, FACC

Athena Poppas, MD, FACC
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Echocardiography
Rhode Island, Miriam and Newport Hospitals
Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI, USA

Manuel Urina-Triana, MD, MSc., FACC

Manuel Urina-Triana, MD, MSc, FACC
Past-President, Colombian Heart Foundation (2008-2010)
Past-President, Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (2010-2012)
Fundación BIOS
Barranquilla, Colombia

Featured Speakers

Juan M. Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC

Juan M. Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Aranda is a Professor of Medicine certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology. He is active in the treatment of cardiac transplant recipients and patients with advanced heart failure. He is a recognized expert in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy.

Dr. Aranda is a former Governor of the American College of Cardiology, the Board of Governors' former Representative to the American College of Cardiology's Heart Failure and Transplant Committee, and former President of the College's Florida Chapter.

Victor M. Montori, MD

Victor M. Montori, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in clinical medicine worldwide in the last decade. He is a Senior Advisor in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research of the US Government. He also serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of the BMJ, and as Director of Late Stage Translational Research at the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making, and developer of the concept of minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He recently published the book Why We Revolt – a Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Co-Director, Women's Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Dr. Morris is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at Duke Medical Center. She has had career-long interests in cardiovascular disease prevention, clinical lipidology, and sex-specific issues in cardiovascular care. She has served as the Medical Director of the Duke University Preventive Approach to Cardiology program (now the Duke Center for Living) and as Consultant to the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Health Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is currently Director of Preventive Cardiology and the Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program and Co-Director of Women's Heart Care at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Morris is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Computed Tomography, and Clinical Lipidology. She is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Morris is immediate past Chair of the Leadership Council for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section of the ACC, as well as Chair of the ACC Heart House Roundtable Series. She is the current Vice Chair of the ACC Annual Scientific Sessions. She is Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors of the National Lipid Association and the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, President of the Southeast Lipid Association, and Secretary of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC
Director of Strategic Planning, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Watkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiology Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC, is the Director of Strategic Planning for the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Watkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His clinical activities are focused on patients with valvular heart disease, other structural heart diseases and aortic diseases, although he also maintains a large practice of general cardiology. Since 2001, he has been named annually among the Top Doctors in Boston and the U.S.

O'Gara served as President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in 2014-15. Additional ACC leadership positions include his roles as Co-Chair of the ACC 2012 Scientific Session program committee, co-directorship of the ACC Board Review Course for Certification and Recertification, and Editor-in-Chief of the ACC Self-Assessment Program (ACCSAP). He served as Chair of the American Heart Association's (AHA's) Council on Clinical Cardiology from 2003-2005 and as the inaugural Editor of Heart Insight magazine from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, he received the Paul Dudley White Award from the Boston Division of the AHA Founder's Affiliate and has also been recognized with the Laennec Master Clinician Award (2011) and the Laennec Clinician Educator Award (2012). O'Gara was Chair of the writing committee for the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients with ST-Elevation MI and has participated in several other guideline, expert consensus, scientific advisory and appropriate use criteria writing groups. He is currently the Vice-Chair for the AHA/ACC Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. He is also the Steering Committee Co-Chair of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, which has completed 3 groundbreaking, randomized controlled trials in cardiac surgery. O'Gara serves as Associate Editor for JAMA Cardiology and is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation.

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the ACC Latin America Conference 2018. The abstract submission site is now open and all abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Please ensure you have read the abstract policies and procedures and submission instructions thoroughly before submitting your abstract.

Download a copy of the Abstract Policies and Procedures.
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Follow the directions and be cognizant of the deadline. Given the thorough review process, only submissions recognized as Complete will be considered.

Please visit https://podio.com/webforms/21064539/1454572 to begin your submission.

The American College of Cardiology

ACC's Global Mission

The mission of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health for patients throughout the world. The ACC strives to achieve its enduring purpose through its initiatives in education, research, quality care improvement and health policy. The ACC is an experienced education provider with a proven track record of designing and implementing activities and programs that facilitate knowledge transfer, sustain a wide reach, and produce a measurable impact on the behavior of health care professionals and patients. In addition, the ACC's global network makes it an unparalleled purveyor of global thought leadership in cardiovascular health and guidelines of care.

Healthcare is a topic that has no borders, and the ACC is committed to improving cardiovascular health around the world through collaboration, knowledge exchange and resource sharing. ACC's commitment to improving global cardiovascular health is driven through targeted, localized initiatives, in partnership with leading cardiovascular societies around the world. This has been achieved through the development of International Chapters. Starting in 2009, ACC has been affiliating with leading cardiovascular societies around the world through these Chapters. The Chapters receive benefits from ACC such as joint sessions at major congresses, FIT membership, discounts on ACC activities, and opportunities to participate in ACC's annual scientific sessions and other regional meetings. In exchange, these societies help to promote ACC to their local membership. Today, the ACC has 40 international Chapters and over 17,000 members outside the United States.

The ACC has a proud history of engagement with cardiologists both inside and outside of the USA that dates back to its founding. In recent years, the ACC has continued to see 40% of attendance at the Scientific Sessions coming from outside of the United States. While recognizing the success of the Annual Meetings, many trends, including changing regulatory frameworks and increased global education, mean that ACC's future strategy will need to rely on reaching clinicians where they live and practice through a variety of innovative and cost-sensitive platforms. The ACC is developing a proactive and forward-thinking strategy to meet the needs of this shifting global landscape using the conveniences of modern technology and customized educational interventions for our global audiences.

For more information about the ACC, please visit http://www.acc.org/about-acc.

The Peruvian Society of Cardiology

The Peruvian Society of Cardiology is a not-for-profit professional medical and scientific membership organization that aims to be the leading organization in the development of Peruvian Medicine in the field of Cardiology.

The Peruvian Society of Cardiology has the mission of achieving the following objectives:

  • Promote the progress of the medical specialty of cardiology in Peru, grouping in its bosom the doctors who in Peru are dedicated to the specialty of cardiology and related disciplines.
  • Contribute through their activities to better knowledge and dissemination of the Code of Ethics and Deontology in the exercise of Cardiology.
  • Promote and develop medical scientific research in the specialty of cardiology or inter specialties.
  • Study the main cardiological problems of the country and establish the scientific norms for its prophylaxis and treatment.
  • Establish scientific exchange with the cardiology societies of other countries, international cardiology societies.
  • Propose the occupational profile of the specialty of cardiology and related specialties, as well as their respective labor competencies. Cooperate with the country's universities and other related entities in the organization of teaching and research in cardiology.

For more information about the PSC, please visit http://sopecard.org/.

Dear Partners,

The American College of Cardiology and the Peruvian Society of Cardiology are pleased to invite you to support a groundbreaking and innovative educational initiative – the ACC Latin America Regional Conference, scheduled for November 16–17, 2018 at the Hilton Lima Miraflores. This conference is the third ever regional ACC conference in partnership with the ACC's International Chapters and presents a unique opportunity to reach a targeted group of 300 cardiovascular professionals from amongst all Latin American Countries in a truly intimate setting.

The one and one-half day conference will feature exceptional educational content designed by conference co-chairs José M. Sosa, MD, FACC and Hector Michelena, MD, FACC, along with other internationally renowned faculty, and will cover the most cutting-edge research and technological advancements in cardiology. The conference will emphasize interactive educational modules and hands-on clinical decision-making skills to best meet the real-world needs of cardiologists across the region. This innovative approach breaks new ground in the way that clinicians actively participate in a conference and makes the ACC Latin America Regional Conference the most exclusive and sought after professional development opportunity in Latin America.

Multiple opportunities exist to support the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 through sponsorships and exhibitor presence. ACC considers supporters like you to be an important part of this conference, providing our attendees the opportunity to gather useful information about your products and services. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to network with the leading cardiologists from over 15 different countries. Your participation will further enhance attendees' knowledge and their overall conference experience!

ACC and SOPECARD consider supporters like you to be a vital to the success of this special educational conference. Your participation as a leading innovator in the cardiology field will complement the unique format of the conference and allow you to make impactful connections with the current and future leaders of cardiology in the region.

On behalf of the entire conference planning committee, we are excited to partner with you through the ACC Latin America Regional Conference and look forward to seeing you in Lima!

Sincerely,

Alyssa McCormick
Director, International Affairs
American College of Cardiology
        
Janice Sibley
Vice President, Education
American College of Cardiology
        

Exhibit sales are now underway for the ACC Latin America Conference 2018. The conference will be held at the Hilton Lima Miraflores, November 16–17, 2018.

For further information regarding sponsorship opportunities, and to reserve your booth, please contact Diana Pantoja at dpantoja@acc.org.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Lima Miraflores. The Hilton Lima Miraflores hotel is located in the center of the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru, just 18 km from the Jorge Chavez International Airport. Enjoy the activities near the hotel in the entertainment area of Larcomar, which includes shops, restaurants, theater, museums and parks.